Sunday, March 11, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday - Calling Home Snippet #12

Hey beautiful people!

It's a calm, quiet Sunday here. Weather is in limbo, trying to decide to stay summer-y or ease softly into fall & winter. Yes, I live in the southern hemisphere... *hear the sigh coming here...*

But anyhow, after a week that zipped by me on super-speed, I'm glad it's the weekend again, and I have a functioning Internet connection once again. Six Sentence Sunday is now a side-effect-free drug of choice for me, and I'm sure, for the rest of the participants too.

So where am I taking you this week? Back in Surrey, but no longer in the garden - we're now inside the mansion, where hunky doctor Jamie Gillespie lives in the front half... and in-over-her-head forensic pathologist and suddenly-a-mum-to-a-tween Margo Nolan is the other tenant and doing her best to cope with the situation.

An epic row has just taken place between the mother and daughter, after Emma's done a runaway act on her sitter and hiked alone to London and Margo's workplace. Jamie has a possible solution for Margo...

'...
A wild idea slipped through to his consciousness, and he paused.

Risky - he would be taking on a lot; the gain could be well worth the shot, though, and what did he have to lose?

Jamie breached the distance between them until he stood next to Margo; one by one, he unclenched her fingers from the railing, grasped her hands in his, and rubbed his thumbs over her stiff knuckles.

She made no move to escape his touch, and that fortified his resolve, or his recklessness.

He'd have the answer soon.

"Emma can stay with me, next door, after school, until you get home." ...'


Don't forget to catch the other SSS peeps today. Some if my surefire stops will be Siobhan Muir, Liz Crowe, JM Blackman, Jessica E. Subject, Sarah Ballance, Jennifer Lowery, Sue K, Christine Warner, DeAnna Felthauser, Cera duBois, & Tory Michaels.

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday! Thanks for dropping by, and double thanks if you leave me a comment. :)

From Mauritius with love,

Zee

52 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

I so love Jamie. *swoon* A fab six from a fab story! :)

Paula Martin said...

I'm thinking he has an ulterior motive in his offer!

gemma parkes said...

This looks like a really good read, great characterisation.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jessica! Jamie is very lovable, indeed *wink, wink* XOXO

Zee Monodee said...

Paula, he sure does. But his intentions are good, and noble... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Gemma! You just made my whole week :)

Christine Warner said...

Beautifully written Zee...love your characters :)

karladoyle said...

Very sweet six. :)

Gem Sivad said...

So much in these six and Jamie's "recklessness" that's so sweet and so needed by Margo. Swoon-worthy six!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Think I'm gonna like Jamie! Great six!

Tracie Banister said...

Color me intrigued. A beautifully written six, Zee. Jamie sounds wonderful.

Cara Bristol said...

Well written. A pleasure to read.

sue said...

Loved the thumbs over the knuckles love this story of self discovery

Zee Monodee said...

Awww, thanks Christine! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Karla!

Zee Monodee said...

Indeed, Gem! Jamie's recklessness is the balm Margo needs :)

Zee Monodee said...

Jennifer, Jamie is one of my most swoon-worthy and lovable heroes, if I may say so :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Tracie! Jamie is a wonderful man indeed :)

Zee Monodee said...

Awww, thanks Cara! So nice of you!!

Zee Monodee said...

Thank you, Sue! XOXO

angelaquarles.com said...

Aaw, what a sweetie! I can't wait to read more!

Sheri Fredricks said...

Your weather is similar to mine. Nice and sunny yesterday, foggy with mist today. Good thing I have great six sentences to read this morning!

Lia Davis said...

Great six! I want to know more.

Cherie Marks said...

Aaaaaah! A true hero. Great six!

DeAnna Felthauser said...

Swoony six Zee! Jamie is going to be my book boyfriend, I can already tell. ;-)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

'She made no move to escape his touch, and that fortified his resolve, or his recklessness.' Love this!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

Oh, he wants her bad if he'll take on a kid. Nicely written six, and I love his courage, Zee. :)

Thanks for the mention! :D

Sarah Ballance said...

I think recklessness is totally called for! These two need to get together somethin' fierce! ;c) Love your six, as always, and I thank you very much for the mention. *grin*

Kate said...

Interesting six. I want to know more.

Babette James said...

Aw, sweet, smart risk on his part. Great six. :)

Sandra Bunino said...

Jamie is a sweetheart - he's definitely a keeper!

diannehartsock said...

Jamie's captured my interest! Wonder what happens next.

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

I like Jamie...Great six, Zee!

Jessica K said...

If he's reckless, then it's good thing. Great six!

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Angela - he's definitely a sweetheart! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sheri, SSS snippets are a lifesaver on many Sundays! :) xoxo

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Lia! More next week, when we slide to Margo's POV :)

Zee Monodee said...

He sure is, Cherie! :)

Zee Monodee said...

DeAnna, you might have to fight me tooth and nail to get Jamie... Or no, wait - not enough good men out there, so we'll clone him, okay? :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Monica! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Siobhan. He sure has it bad for her. And Emma's not exactly an angel either :)

Zee Monodee said...

Glad you liked it, Sarah! And you're welcome for the mention :)

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Kate! More next week :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Babette - it's a smart risk indeed :)

Zee Monodee said...

Sandra, Jamie's the sweetest of all heroes :) A definite keeper indeed!

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Dianne! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Hmm Sara... Gonna have to make Jamie win you over... :)

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Jessica! Being reckless is good in love, right? :)

Sherry Gloag said...

Thought he was going to offer something else, but guess he's biding his time. Great six.

Zee Monodee said...

Lol Sherry! He just might, indeed :)

Guilie said...

Smart Jamie :) Looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Thanks for sharing, Zee, and sorry for being so late in returning the visit.

Zee Monodee said...

Thanks Guilie! Better late than never, innit? :) xoxo

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